Is there one legal reference tool that will provide me with the most comprehensive and current information about Illinois State Law?
Yes. The Illinois state bar association's website. Most of the material which is contained in this website was taken from the Illinois state bar's website.
Where can I find one of the most comprehensive compendiums of legal forms?
The Illinois legal aid automated form library.
What are the courts that make up the Illinois court system, and why do I need to know this information?
The link below provides you with a comprehensive overview of the Illinois courts, so that you are informed how cases proceed through the state's court system.